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How do I use the ghostbusters stream? [ANSWER]

Posted: Sat, 4th Nov 2006, 2:39am

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Alright so I downloaded the ghostbusters stream and added it to my video as a streaming image. Only problem is...how do I remove the black part of the image to only leave the effect that I want which in this case would be the ghostbusters stream itself?
Posted: Sat, 4th Nov 2006, 6:41am

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pixelboy

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I believe the problem here is the image format. If you convert all of the images into jpegs and then try again, it should work fine.
Posted: Sat, 4th Nov 2006, 5:41pm

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Protonstream

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Hey! Thanks pal. That did work. I would have never guessed that something so easy as that would change it. Now just to figure out how to keep the sound in the video..
Posted: Sat, 4th Nov 2006, 5:52pm

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When you export from ELab, select the "Retain Audio" button in the render window (I think it's labeled something like that). When you export, your track will have the original sound too.
Posted: Sat, 4th Nov 2006, 8:42pm

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Actually, I wouldn't bet on that. I've tried that many a time, and it never worked. I usually separate the audio from the original clip and put it over the new footage in my video editor.
Posted: Sat, 4th Nov 2006, 8:59pm

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NickD wrote:

When you export from ELab, select the "Retain Audio" button in the render window (I think it's labeled something like that). When you export, your track will have the original sound too.
This is true, assuming that the other criteria necessary for the project to retain sound upon render is met. For instance, you must be sure that the "in" and "out" points are set to match the beginning and end of the selected audio source clip.

At this point, selecting "Retain source track's sound where possible" within the render settings should work, provided that the rendered file type matches the original video's format, and that you have not cropped the source footage in any way.

As far as audio goes, frodo1987 is on the right track. It is recommended that all sound work be completed in your editor of choice, after you have finished your visual effects. This will offer more freedom when doing sound work.

Have a nice day.
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Posted: Sat, 4th Nov 2006, 9:00pm

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I wouldn't trust the audio, because when I did it the sound was off by a few seconds on parts of the clip and on, on other parts.
Posted: Sat, 4th Nov 2006, 9:33pm

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Regarding your image stream inquiry; if you find that converting each image of the image stream is too time consuming, there is the option of saving the image stream as a video file. This may be preferable, if you have a large amount of image streams that need to be converted.

There are a few ways that this could be done. One method would be to import the image stream into EffectsLab, on a black back ground, sized to the canvas appropriately, then rendered as a movie file. This can also be accomplished in your editor as well, although some adjusting of the frame rate may be required using this method.

As an alternative to the other two suggestions, if you are operating on a Windows, there is an efficient and convenient tool created by FXhome's very own Hendo, which is designed specifically for this very purpose.

This clever program is quite easy to use, and will allow you to adjust the frame rate of the resulting movie file if you prefer (or if need be), as well as providing a nice selection of render preferences, and even an assortment of grading filters. You can find this application here.

Take care.
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Posted: Sun, 28th Jan 2007, 12:56am

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Where do you download it at?
Posted: Sun, 28th Jan 2007, 1:20am

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Batman1989 wrote:

Where do you download it at?
The ghostbusters stream is an old AlamDV2 plugin, which you can get from:

http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/plugins/

Also, in case you haven't found them, you can also download FXpresets from:

http://fxhome.com/presets/